Description of Research Expertise:
Dr. Bunya has extensive experience in the study of dry eye and diseases that affect the ocular surface and eyelids. She also has a special interest in the study of Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that classically causes dry eye and dry mouth. Dr. Bunya has been the principal investigator for several dry eye clinical trials. She currently is working to develop better ways to measure dry eye and to screen patients for Sjogren's syndrome.
Dry eye, Sjogren's syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction
Bunya VY, Bhosai SJ, Heidenreich AM, Kitagawa K, Larkin GB, Lietman TM, Gaynor BD, Akpek EK, Massaro-Giordano M, Srinivasan M, Porco TC, Whitcher JP, Shiboski SC, Criswell LA, Shiboski CH; SICCA study group: Association of dry eye tests with extra-ocular signs among 3,514 participants in the Sjögren's Syndrome International Registry. Am J Ophthalmol : 2016.
Rose-Nussbaumer J, Lietman TM, Shiboski CH, Shiboski SC, Bunya VY, Akpek EK, Srinivasan M, Mascarenhas J, Massaro-Giordano G, McNamara NA, Whitcher JP, Gaynor BD; Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance Research Groups: Inter-grader agreement of the ocular staining score among ophthalmologists assessing study participants from the Sjogren's International Clinical Collaborative Alliance(SICCA) registry. American Journal of Ophthalmology 160 (6): 1150-53,2015.
Foulks GN, Bunya VY, Hammitt KM, Nichols KK, Pflugfelder SC, and Vivino FB: Improving Diagnosis and Outcomes of Sjogren's Disease Through Targeting Dry Eye Patients Ocular Surface 13 (45): S1-S33,2015.
Bunya VY, Fuerst NM, Pistilli M, McCabe BE, Salvo R, Macchi I, Ying GS, Massaro-Giordano M: Variability of tear osmolarity in patients with dry eye. JAMA Ophthalmology 133 (6): 662-7,2015.
Fuerst N, Langelier N, Massaro-Giordano M, Pistilli M, Stasi K, Burns C, Cardillo S, and Bunya VY: Tear osmolarity and dry eye symptoms in diabetics. Clinical Ophthalmology 8 : 507-15,2014.
Bunya VY1, Brainard DH, Daniel E, Massaro-Giordano M, Nyberg W, Windsor EA, Pearson DJ, Huang J, Maguire MG, Stone RA.: Assessment of Signs of Anterior Blepharitis Using Standardized Color Photographs Cornea 32 (11): 1475-82,2013.
Bunya VY, Langelier N, Chen S, Pistilli M, Vivino FB, Massaro-Giordano M.: Tear Osmolarity in Sjogren's Syndrome Cornea 32 (7): 922-7,2013.
Chen S, Massaro-Giordano G, Pistilli M, Schreiber C, Bunya V: Tear Osmolarity and Dry Eye Symptoms in Women Using Oral Contraception and Contact Lenses. Cornea 32 (4): 423-8,2013.
Lam A, Bunya VY, Piltz-Seymour JR: Cardiovascular risk factors and events in glaucoma patients with peripapillary focal arteriolar narrowing Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica 84 (1): 69-73,2006.
Lam A, Bunya V, Piltz-Seymour JR: Visual field loss in patients with glaucoma who have asymmetric peripapillary focal arteriolar narrowing Archives of Ophthalmology 120 (11): 1494-7,2002.
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